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clint cassell

Engagement Support Officer Program Manager & TESSA Professional Learning Lead Facilitator

Coming from an art therapy background working with adults Clint became more and more interested in working with people and behaviours.  Following a number of art projects with young people in 2010 – 2011 including Children’s book illustration, Clint shifted his focus somewhat to working with schools experiencing challenging behaviour from students in 2012.  Beginning as an Engagement Support Officer working for OPTIONS, Clint’s range of experience working with various schools and challenging students quickly propelled him to key roles in the Engagement Support Officer program, helping to facilitate and improve a number of existing processes.

From 2014 Clint took over the ESO program coordinator position, and since the beginning of 2018 has occupied the position of manager for TESSA’s School Engagement Support program.  Having a certificate IV in training & assessment, Clint has also been the lead facilitator & coordinator for TESSA’s Professional Learning program since 2016.

In 2016 Clint also worked in collaboration with RMIT as part of an initiative to train Cert IV and diploma of youth work students in the area of working with challenging behaviour.

Clint has also trained in martial arts for over 10 years and is a strong believer in having guiding principles for life, positive behaviour philosophy and working towards improving oneself.  Clint’s work with schools has received overwhelmingly strong and consistent positive feedback.  Drawing from his considerable experience in the field and knowledge of working with young people presenting high level behaviours of concern, Clint has been successful in improving circumstances for both staff and students on many occasions.

He is passionate about making a positive difference in the world and the idea that working with challenges is not easy, but an important and worthwhile thing to do.

Clint will present at the Free Seminar Program in Melbourne.